Japan to adopt wide-ranging ID system

‘My Number’ set to raise tax revenues as well as privacy concerns

Robots alone will not halt worker decline

Leading economies are entering era of an ageing and shrinking workforce, writes Diane Coyle

Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics

Move comes after Belgian designer files lawsuit against IOC

Japan offers Netflix its Asian debut

US streaming video service provider makes foray into region

Tokyo’s Hotel Okura says polite goodbye

Modernist icon falls victim to earthquake rules and competition

Peace protests in Japan grow against Abe

Demonstrations step up as China prepares for military parade

Japan inflation dips lower

Better news as job market tightens and price of ketchup rises

Japan plays ketchup on inflation

Japanese inflation may be weak but there is comfort in ketchup

China slowdown threatens Abenomics

Spillover effects will hurt Japan’s exports and war on deflation

Japan protests over Russia PM island trip

Posturing on disputed Kurils threatens improved Moscow-Tokyo ties

Japan’s beer drinkers’ taxing taste test

Economic and social developments are changing drinking culture

Japan: A pacifist’s plan to arm the world

PM hopes defence exports will boost the country’s industrial base and counter China’s rise

Japan economy contracts in second quarter

GDP shrinks at annualised rate of 1.6% in blow to Abe growth revival hopes

Japan's economy shrinks after better start to year

GDP falls annualised 1.6% in second quarter

Asia should focus more on the future

Seventy years after the war and time to draw a line under history

Akihito expresses remorse for wartime actions

Emperor marks anniversary of defeat with regret for Japan’s wartime actions

Abe shifts context of Japan’s war apology

Prime minister says country does not intend to say sorry for ever

Japanese plot nearly prevented end of war

Rebel officers tried to seize surrender recording 70 years ago

Abe to reflect former apologies over war

Prime minister to avoid inflaming debates on wartime history

History lessons feed rival Asia nationalisms

Amid signs of rising regional tension, China, Japan and South Korea are haunted by a bitter shared past